Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Dean Martin - Dino At The Sands (1964)

Hey pallies, it's so Dinotrue, there is likes no end to the Dinolove to find all over the web. Here's a blogger tagged Mredondo who has shared the wonderful live Dinodisc "Dean Martin - Dino At The Sands (1964" al-b-um at his wonderful blogg tagged MAS...."Music Art Style." To goes there just clicks on the tagg of this Dinogram.

This is one of the greatest Dinorecordin' ever 'cause its like you are front and center in our Dino's playground, 'Vegas. Loves the tunes and loves the Dinopatter as Dinomuch or perhaps Dinomore! Reads the Dinoinfo and be sure to watch the amazin' live Dinoclip from that Dinoera. Thanks to our new pallie for helpin' to bring others to know, love, and honor our Dino! Dinodevotedly, DMP

Monday, October 5, 2009
Dean Martin - Dino At The Sands (1964)


This amazing live album gives us Dean Martin at his most entertaining best; no one worked a crowd like Dino, and this has to be the most entertaining album I have ever listened to in my life. The date is February 8, 1964, and the setting is the immortal Sands Hotel in Las Vegas; truly, to borrow a phrase from what is probably Dino's most well-known song, memories are made of this.

Those looking for the world's greatest crooner's delivery of impeccably romantic love songs should look elsewhere, though, as this performance lives up to its subtitle: An Evening of Music, Laughter and Hard Liquor. Dean is in full character as the fun-loving, alcohol-consuming entertainer he portrayed so well, and there is probably more comedy than singing over the course of this 58+ minute performance.

Only On a Slow Boat to China is sung without some kind of interruption or comedic break, and most of the songs feature Dino's own reshaping of the lyrics. Drink to Me Only and Bourbon From Heaven leave no doubt from the start that this show is about entertainment more than singing. After quasi-serious renditions of Memories Are Made of This and That's Amore, Dino launches into a monologue of almost seven minutes.

The man is absolutely hilarious; he had me laughing heartily nonstop and the live audience rolling in the aisles. A few Bing Crosby jokes and stories about his family are big highlights here; my favorite joke has to be Dino's reference to his 74-year old mother-in-law, a remarkable woman who does not even need glasses at her age - she drinks straight from the bottle.

Dean Martin from a TV special circa 1964 sings "Everybody Loves Somebody", "Volare", "On A Evening in Roma", "You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You"

Dean Martin
Dino At The Sands (1964)


01. Introduction and Medley 05:20
02. Memories are Made of This 02:34
03. That's Amore 02:48
04. Monologue 06:50
05. June in January 03:09
06. You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby 01:56
07. More Laughs with Dean 06:28
08. 'Throw Away' Comedy Medley 07:28
09. Dino's 'Pretty Songs' Medley 04:36
10. On a Slow Boat to China 01:52
11. Medley 02:41
12. Closing Monologue 07:42
13. Celebrity Introductions 01:29
14. Mr Wonderful...Closing Theme 03:18
14) Mr Wonderful/ Closing Theme


Dean Martin
Posted by Mredondo at 7:54 PM


Sannie said...

Hey DMP: Gonna get that album since Dino live is the best. Thanks for the scoop. As far as that video you posted, I think that was filmed at that St. Louis Opera House benefit, no?

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie, likes I thinks you are right on 'bout the Dinoclip...have posted it here before for Dinosure... I don't think this particular album is available in this edition....but if you goes to one of the many sites that sell Dinotunes you will find the current edition....glads to hear some Dinopatter from you....

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie, likes here's a link to see the pix and info on the current Dino al-b-um of live Dinocapers from the Sands...